NHL Rumors VI: Jets, Kings and Maple Leafs

  • Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press: The Jets have missed the playoffs for the last seven seasons, so a change may be in order. Evander Kane’s name will be in the rumor mill leading up to next week’s draft. They would likely be offered futures for him, but the Jets may be thinking more about the now, which would make a trade unlikely. GM Kevin Cheveldayoff won’t make a move for the sake of making a move. The Jets have said they won’t be using a compliance buyout.
  • The Fourth Period: Marian Gaborik and the Kings will start contract talks this week. The Kings are thought to want to re-sign Willie Mitchell if he decides not to retire. Robyn Regehr could retire. They are likely to move from Matt Greene, but if Regehr and/or Mitchell retire, they could bring him back. The Kings don’t plan on buying Mike Richards out.
  • Hope Smoke: Bob McKenzie: “In the short term, the Leafs are looking at, is Bolland coming back or is he not coming back?” …  “Leafs are certainly willing to walk away from Bolland [due to $ demands] but in saying that they see great value both on & off ice”
  • Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger: “The Leafs like the player and want to keep him but there are 3 things to consider 1) term 2) money & 3) quite possibly, his health” …  “Is there certainty that that significant injury won’t hamper him moving forward? At the moment there isn’t certainty” … “When you’re dealing with a UFA, even though you have an invested interest in him, you have to make sure those 3 things make sense” … “So, in the days ahead, that’s what Nonis & Shanahan have to wrestle with. They’ll make an offer & it will start with a 4 not a 5″
  • Hope Smoke: Bob McKenzie: “If I’m looking at the Leafs right now, I think Nonis is looking to make moves” … “I think Nonis is gauging the market place and seeing what Kadri would fetch on the open market.” … “What would Franson fetch on the open market?” … “I think the Leafs are reluctant to move Gardiner, but they’re willing to listen to anything and everything on eveybody”
  • James Mirtle: CapGeek estimates the Maple Leafs will have about $475,000 in overages from the bonuses given to Morgan Rielly and Jake Gardiner.


  1. jeff

    June 18, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Bolland value OFF the ice? I hear differently.

  2. EastCoastHockeyFan

    June 18, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    unless the offer for bolland starts with a 1 or 2 then let him walk and bring back holland to center the third line,
    Bolland is a great number 3 center, thats it, and not worth 5m + with any term, not when you have a great prospect ready to take the spot for half the cap,

  3. Tom

    June 18, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Jets and Buff to the flyers for Grossman, both schenns, and 1st and 2nd

  4. Johnathan

    June 18, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    The most responsible and best choice for both the leads and bolland is to get s short term deal done , in the ball part on 1 year 3.5 m deal , yes in some circumstances it is over paying , but you have to realize this is his first bounce back season since the injury , so there’s allot of questions heading into next season for him , but he brings something to the leafs that really no one else has on that team , and that’s a Stanley cup , he’s a winner , and mediocre teams are always going to have to over pay for players with experience and winners , and if they sign him to a long term deal , then they could get burnt , and then we have another Scott Gomez in Montreal situation , a how did that turn out ?

  5. EastCastHockeyFan

    June 18, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Johnathan, that would be a good point if the leaf’s had a chance at winning next year, they do not, they have 3 years minimum depending on how badly they fumble things up between now and then, if your not a contender, then take your young guys and give them the experience, id rather see them loose and get there youth some experience then watch them go out in the first round of the play off’s with a guy that’s going to take ice from the kids be a non factor by the time they can compete due to the fact he has moved on, or is too old
    and im not talking rushing players out at the moment, they have legitimate players that have earned a shot at the big club

  6. Johnathan

    June 18, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    You are correct about the leafs , I personally don’t like them what so ever or at all for that matter , I’m from Edmonton and I have no choice but to see the oilers if I want to go see a game , and look how things are going for them ! , they get rid of veterans / have no legitimate veterans at that , and look how the play the youth to get experience is playing out for us , it’s ridiculous here , you have to have a good mix of old and youth to be successful . I would love to take bolland any day of the week , and put him as a second line center cause he would play great with yakopov , anyway if your a team like the leafs you upgrade the 3rd line , and sign a proven puck moving center ………….brad Richards for 3.5 m to 5 m max

  7. EastCastHockeyFan

    June 18, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    its true, with Edmonton. but Toronto does not have a shortage of experience/young veterans with out bolland.
    Jay McClement, Tyler Bozak, Joffrey Lupul, Tim Gleason, Dion Phaneuf, Carl Gunnarsson
    and so on and so on, all late 20 early 30’s have all had there ups and downs, there are more along the same lines, having Bolland take second line time from kadri and having him playing 12 min a night still in his 3 seasion of pro isn’t going to help. and why pay bolland 5m when you can bring up Holland 5 years younger then bolland for less money, Holland has already proven he can come in and play up in the line up when needed and do well, when Toronto was short down the middle he stepped in and played 17 min a night coming off the marlies and was lights out

  8. "That" Guy

    June 18, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    Cheveldayoff to needs to grow a pair, and cut Pavelec. This is a joke. If we had a half decent goalie, we would’ve made the playoffs.With Pavelec our chances instantly decline by like 40%

  9. Yikes

    June 19, 2014 at 3:13 am

    @”That” Guy – you clearly didn’t watch the Jets play at all last year. The Jets have one 1st line player (Kane), who also happens to have a crap attitude. Everyone else is a stretch to be on the second line of the top teams in the NHL (i.e. Chicago, LA, Boston, Pittsburgh). The Jets could have had early-90s Patrick Roy and they still had no chance of making the playoffs…